The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is, and will continue to consider students for admission regardless of their DACA status.
We are aware of the Trump Administration’s decision on September 5, 2017, to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The decision will become fully effective on March 5, 2018, unless Congress acts to codify the program. Regardless of action in Washington, DC, the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA will continue to consider all eligible applicants, including those with DACA status. This consideration will remain active even if the applicant’s DACA or work authorization expires.
The University of California system welcomes and supports students without regard to their immigration status, and the David Geffen School of Medicine will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with trainees and others in our community negatively affected by the Trump Administration’s decision.
The UC system recently issued a statement of principles (pdf) reaffirming its commitment to vigorously protect the privacy and civil rights of our undocumented students as we do all members of our community.
In accordance with state law and University of California policy, DGSOM will continue to provide services to DACA recipients and other undocumented students, including continuing to allow all California residents to pay in-state tuition, regardless of citizenship status,. In the meantime, we have a variety of resources available for student and other members of our community affected by the Trump Administration’s action on DACA, including:
The privacy of DGSOM students is protected by law. Regardless of who you approach on campus, your immigration status will remain confidential, just like your grades, records and medical information.
The decision to rescind DACA puts the future of nearly 800,000 young people in question, including an estimated 600–700 UCLA students.
Read the full UCLA Magazine feature spotlighting a few of these students, including one of our own medical students.